Twitter tests ‘Instant Timelines’

Twitter.Twitter is testing a new service to engage its new users. 

Since January, Twitter has been testing a new feature called “Instant Timeline” on a subset of Android users.

This feature is addressed to new users as it makes the process of signing in much easier by scanning and analysing your contacts and who they follow.

Their Twitter streams will thus be filled with tweets that Twitter thinks may interest them without needing to follow these accounts.

Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, explains: “we believe that anyone should be able to come to Twitter and immediately feel deeply immersed in that world”. 

Learn more about this new feature here and tell us what you think about it.

10 Useful Apps of 2014

Mobile Apps 2014 Archisketch Nanu 3M Post-it-plusIn 2014, we grew ever more reliant on our smartphones – here are three of this year’s coolest apps.

Urban Design’s Archisketch app automatically scales drawings to size, including line thickness. It also allows you to flip, rotate and duplicate layers, create custom symbols and is free to download from the App Store.

3M’s Post-it-plus app allows for the easy collaboration and sharing of ideas. Capture up to 50 notes at once, organise them by thought or on a grid and share them with co-workers during online brainstorm sessions.

Android users can make free phone calls to anyone using Nanu. The app uses the less congested 2G network, along with Wifi, 3G and 4G, allowing users to make calls on landlines and mobile phones.

Take a look at seven other useful apps from 2014:

Apple Hits the 500,000 Apps Mark on iTunes

It happened in the early hours of Tuesday: in less than three years the App Store reached the half-million mark.

For some interesting stats, like on the image, a giant infographic was produced by three app-related companies. Mobile app blog 148apps, the search company Chomp together with game developer Chilingo collected a number of curiosities, including a timeline and a various facts.

To understand this data better and make a brief comparison, there have been 10 billion iOS app downloads through the App Store as of January. Although having been on the market 8 months less, the applications Google’s Android currently count almost 300,000 apps and 3 billion downloads.

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Image : 148Apps, Chomp and Chillingo

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